Trinbago Day celebration in Ottawa on Sunday

Trinbago Day celebration in Ottawa on Sunday

Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago from Toronto and Montreal will join those from Ottawa and other  parts of Canada  in the nation’s capital for Trinbago Day celebration on Sunday. The event  presented by the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission and the Trinidad and Tobago Association  of Ottawa, will be held at  Lansdowne Park. Organizers say […]

Tourism students to host annual trade show at Seneca College

Tourism students to host annual trade show at Seneca College

Tourism  students at the Western Hospitality Institute in Jamaica will present “Crescendo,” the school’s eleventh annual trade show and professional development exercise, at Seneca College in Toronto on Friday. According to a news release, the trade show and professional development exercise for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science  degree in Hospitality Management, is being held […]

Daisy Peterson Sweeney dies at 97

Daisy Peterson Sweeney dies at 97

Canadian music teacher Daisy Elitha Peterson Sweeney who taught some of the most notable Canadian pianists, including her brother, the late Oscar Peterson, died in Montreal on Friday. She was 97. Sweeny co-founded the Montreal Black Community Youth Choir (now called the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir) with Trevor W. Payne in 1974. She earned a music diploma from […]

Refugee claimant held in prison ‘ for no real reason at all ‘

Refugee claimant held in prison ‘ for no real reason at all ‘

By Lincoln DePradine The lawyer for a Barbadian-born refugee claimant, who spent months in jail despite not having any criminal charges or convictions, won’t say if his client’s treatment by Canadian immigration officials had anything to do with his ethnicity. “I don’t have any evidence and I can’t say for sure,’’ Subodh Bharati told The […]

Canada not immune to racist violence -Trudeau

Canada not immune to racist violence -Trudeau

Following an outbreak of violence on the weekend  at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reminding Canadians that  Canada is not immune to racist violence. In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Trudeau condemned the violence in Charlottesville and offered Canada’s support. “We know Canada isn’t […]

Let’s allow Haiti to develop its potential

Let’s allow Haiti to develop its potential

By Carlton Joseph The Canadian province of Quebec has become an entry point for as many as 250 migrants a day. Most of those crossing into Canada in recent days are Haitians who have been living in the United States for years.  They are reacting to the Trump administration’s announcement that it is pulling the […]

Haitian government thanks Montreal for helping asylum seekers

Haitian government thanks Montreal for helping asylum seekers

Members of Haiti’s government are in Montreal to offer thanks as their country continues to recover from environmental disasters. Two Haitian ministers arrived in Montreal Tuesday to meet with Mayor Denis Coderre. They wanted to thank the Montreal, Quebec and Canadian governments for accepting migrants—but they’re also looking for a solution to the growing number […]

Rising tide of Haitian migrants from the US

Rising tide of Haitian migrants from the US

MONTREAL — The flow of migrants, mostly Haitians fearing expulsion from the United States, has surged in recent weeks on Canada’s southern border, with requests for asylum tripling since mid-July, officials say. At the Lacolle crossing point on the Quebec border, federal police have erected a tent on a logging road to check the identities […]

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